Aaron Judge collided with a pair of homing pigeons, Anthony Volpe antiquities Yankees By breaking Joe DiMaggio’s team record for consecutive stolen bases in a career start and New York overcame a six-run deficit with a 9-8 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on saturday.
Rice Ace Shane McClanahan He fell short of a 6-0 lead, going into the fifth inning, six days after the Yankees won Gerrit Cole I squandered a 6-0, fifth-inning advantage in an 8-7, 10-inning loss at Tampa Bay.
The judge, who wore pink nails for Mother’s Day weekend, found a stroke after a slate injury he sustained due to a sore groin. The home run was his first since April 19 and gave him his 29th career hit in a polyhedral game.
Kyle Higashioka Judge McClanahan hounded homers in the bottom of the fifth, the first of consecutive innings batted by the Yankees.
Volpi arrived in one left-hand swoop Ryan Thompson (1-1) He started the sixth inning, stole second and third, then sprinted home on the next pitch when Thompson slider was out and eluded catcher Francisco Mejia. Volpe is 13 for 13 attempted robberies, more than Dimaggio from the start of his career until he was caught at home by Boston on September 25, 1939, as part of a double robbery attempt with Lou Gehrig.
Jaliber Torres He walked and drove Judge sliding 439 feet into left field second floor for his eighth homer of the season and a 7-6 lead.
Diaz stranded the runner at second in the eighth when he caught a third hit from Holmes on nine pitches at the PAT, and Andy Peralta He worked around two walks in the ninth inning, to earn his second save of the season—both in a 19-hour span. Brandon Lowe He missed six 1-2 putts before hitting an end.
Jimmy Cordero (3-1) Played 1 and 2/3 scoreless innings to win. New York is 3-3 against league leaders the Rays and trails with eight games in the AL East.
McClanahan went 7-0 with a 1.76 ERA and allowed no more than two runs in his first eight starts. He allowed four runs, four hits and four walks in four plus innings.
Curtis gave up six runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings pitched and allowed 15 runs in his last three starts as his ERA ballooned to 5.53. He wore green cleats bearing the name and image of Tam Major, a horse owned by Curtis.
Tampa Bay got a run in the fifth on Arozarena’s two-out home run when first base umpire Mike Muchlinski’s initial call was reversed in a video review.
Yankees: LHP Carlos Rodón (strained left forearm) was waiting for the go-ahead to start throwing after a painkiller was injected into his back on Tuesday. … 3 b Josh Donaldson (strained right hamstring) A minor league rehab assignment could resume next week.
RHP Clark Schmidt (1-3) starts Sunday for New York and RHP Zack Eflin (4-1) for the Rays.
Reporting by The Associated Press.
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